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Gamma-Ray Bending Opens New Door for Optics

sciencehabit (1205606) writes | more than 2 years ago

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sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Lenses are a part of everyday life—they help us focus words on a page, the light from stars, and the tiniest details of microorganisms. But making a lens for highly energetic light known as gamma rays had been thought impossible. Now, physicists have created such a lens, and they believe it will open up a new field of gamma-ray optics for medical imaging, detecting illicit nuclear material, and getting rid of nuclear waste."
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